Brene Brown has this rule involving a 1-inch square piece of paper. In her book Rising Strong, she outlines the method like this:
Take a 1-inch x 1-inch square of paper and make a list of people whose opinions matter to you – those people who love you, not in spite of, but because of your vulnerabilities and imperfections. If you need more paper, you need to edit.
And this 1-inch square method got me thinking that it’s pretty applicable to the way we run our business too. Try this on:
Take a 1-inch x 1-inch square of paper and make a list of tasks you have to do this week that really matter to you – those tasks that mean the most to you and your business, not in spite of, but because of your unique gifts and offerings to your community. If you need more paper, you need to edit.
I’m not talking about checking your email and posting to Facebook and redesigning your blog sidebar again. Your 1-inch square paper is for the good stuff, the tasks that move your business forward, nothing else.
I like to refer to this as the Small But Mighty Project.
Here’s mine this week:
Those worksheets will add value and actionable takeaways to the course I’m building.
The UTM links will allow me to track the effectiveness of my email campaigns.
And finishing that book (Predictable Success, btw) will get my brain churning with how I can continue to improve and provide value to the people around me.
What’s on your 1-inch square note as you think about the rest of this week and the week ahead? Snag a picture and post it to your favorite social media platform with the hashtag #smallbutmightyproject. Mine’s on my Instagram – come say hi!